Hope you've been doing well.
GOT TERMITES?: I'd like to share with you Home Buyer questions and misinformation about termite inspections:
Q: Does this house have termites?
A: I don't know for sure. Termites live and travel underground, under slabs, inside walls and in the attic where they are always hidden. I can only inspect for evidence of termites such as exposed shelter (mud) tubes, damages to wood or live termites.
Q: Can you write termite comments on a TREC report form?
A: No. A termite inspection report can be verbal. Otherwise, comments must be written down on the Texas Dept. of Agriculture promulgated 2-page form called the "Texas Official Wood Destroying Insect Report". This template document is separate from a TREC inspection report template.
Q: Can any TREC inspector perform termite inspections?
A: No. Only if they are licensed by the Texas Dept. of Agriculture as a termite technician. TREC has no authority over termite inspections or inspectors.
See you soon. Sincerely yours, Frank